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Old 30.09.2011, 15:48
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How'd she know where you're from? By the comments, I'll assume you are or sound like an American?
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(old lady) "in your country you dont know democracy. and you grew up in a cruel place therefore you treated your child badly like that.”
Americans do get their share of bashing, but that's one Republic who's people universally proclaim in depth knowledge of democracy.
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Old 30.09.2011, 15:51
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Not generalising here, are we?

Can a mod please do the decent thing and remove the word swiss from the title?
Make the title "Swiss Hag vs. two Swiss Gentlemen".

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Old 30.09.2011, 15:52
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Old 30.09.2011, 15:53
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Americans do get their share of bashing, but that's one Republic who's people universally proclaim in depth knowledge of democracy.
Nono, get it right, we're all about "Freedom"(tm). I have never heard of this democracy thing...

I was thinking more about the 'torture' comment the old biddy made. It's the usual set of slings and arrows.
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Perhaps not a monopoly, but when it comes to interfering old biddies it sure punches above its weight.
Personally I like to wind them up, it gives them something to talk about with their friends.
So! Just because someone is an 'old biddy' means you instantly start to wind them up eh? What form would your 'winding-up' take? shouting offence?
I'm an 'old biddy' (it'd be difficult to be much older and still write coherent English). I don't think the miserable old bat's reaction to your crying child was in any way acceptable, but that doesn't make it normal 'old biddy' behaviour.
You winding someone up simply because they're old isn't any more acceptable than that particular 'old biddy's' reaction to you.
We all get old; the alternative is worse!
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Old 30.09.2011, 15:56
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Maybe she was asking if she could eat your dog and make the fur into a pair of mittens?
Unlikely as dog isn't on the menu as far as I know. To this day, I still think about that moment and it still blows me away. I think senility may play a role sometimes, but a lot less than it gets credit for.
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Old 30.09.2011, 16:00
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So! Just because someone is an 'old biddy' means you instantly start to wind them up eh? What form would your 'winding-up' take? shouting offence?
I'm an 'old biddy' (it'd be difficult to be much older and still write coherent English). I don't think the miserable old bat's reaction to your crying child was in any way acceptable, but that doesn't make it normal 'old biddy' behaviour.
You winding someone up simply because they're old isn't any more acceptable than that particular 'old biddy's' reaction to you.
We all get old; the alternative is worse!
Ceppy dear, your biddiness is showing. I understood Golly as saying he/she likes to wind up 'interfering biddies', not nice ones like you.
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Old 30.09.2011, 16:03
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this works every time:

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This is why I don't fuss at strangers.

When I'm old, though, I imagine it will be like this:

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Sympathies! Next time insist she calls the police, give her your handy!
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Ceppy dear, your biddiness is showing. I understood Golly as saying he/she likes to wind up 'interfering biddies', not nice ones like you.
BUT when you're old, you're automatically defined as 'interfering'.
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Old 30.09.2011, 16:21
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This is why I don't fuss at strangers.

When I'm old, though, I imagine it will be like this:
heh. at the end she stood in the poop she didn't clean up

to OP: just be glad you didn't smack him (or worse still, raise him a vegetarian).

don't know why there are so many people that like to get into your business here - just forget about her.
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Re: an old swiss lady

thanks EFers, you guys are great! I am feeling a lot better now.

regarding my identity, I am chinese and look like a chinese. i think there is at least one article a day in the newspapers which talks about chinese democracy and human rights issues etc.

yes, i will avoid her at all cost. just get worried if she catches me again with two crying children-- that's very likely as we live close by and my 2 year old is quite into his tantrums nowadays. definitely will learn some useful phrases in swiss german..

sorry about using "swiss" in the title- it's just a fact no more indications. I was still very emotional when posted the thread and didnt know what to put on the title. i was very sure the people who helped me were also swiss..it's nothing to do with being a swiss or not and also has got no direct link to her age either.

yes, forget about her. the sun is shinning now. will head to the playground with my children. hopefully she stays at her retirement home.

thanks again EFers.
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Old 30.09.2011, 16:29
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Re: an old swiss lady

This also reminds me of another story, same country as the spitting woman, where I was downtown shopping one afternoon (and by this time I knew the language) and suddenly heard this woman screeching about someone abusing their child. I turned around and it was this grannie upbraiding a woman for bottle feeding her infant. When I heard the woman speak English, I knew she likely would need some help so I walked over and asked the old lady what the problem was and she was over the moon enraged about this woman, who was I might add a TOURIST, for feeding her baby with a bottle. I rolled my eyes at her and asked who she is to judge and that she should go find some other folks to harass instead of the nice tourists who would like better memories of the city than the batshit crazy old lady who went off on them while minding their own business. The poor woman with the baby was more than a little non-plussed. I apologized and hoped she wouldn't run into a second one during their visit. I had nightmares when I was pregnant that I'd have a similar experience...thankfully I never did. Stuff like that really makes a bad and rather indelible impression.
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thanks EFers, you guys are great! I am feeling a lot better now.

regarding my identity, I am chinese and look like a chinese. i think there is at least one article a day in the newspapers which talks about chinese democracy and human rights issues etc.

yes, i will avoid her at all cost. just get worried if she catches me again with two crying children-- that's very likely as we live close by and my 2 year old is quite into his tantrums nowadays. definitely will learn some useful phrases in swiss german..

sorry about using "swiss" in the title- it's just a fact no more indications. I was still very emotional when posted the thread and didnt know what to put on the title. i was very sure the people who helped me were also swiss..it's nothing to do with being a swiss or not and also has got no direct link to her age either.

yes, forget about her. the sun is shinning now. will head to the playground with my children. hopefully she stays at her retirement home.

thanks again EFers.
I'm so glad you're feeling better.
There are nasty and miserable people everywhere, both young and old.
BUT, fortunately, there are many kind and caring people around, both young and old.
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So! Just because someone is an 'old biddy' means you instantly start to wind them up eh? What form would your 'winding-up' take? shouting offence?
I'm an 'old biddy' (it'd be difficult to be much older and still write coherent English). I don't think the miserable old bat's reaction to your crying child was in any way acceptable, but that doesn't make it normal 'old biddy' behaviour.
You winding someone up simply because they're old isn't any more acceptable than that particular 'old biddy's' reaction to you.
We all get old; the alternative is worse!
It seems your reading and comprehension is suffering too. It's a shame that you confused "interfering old biddies" with old people in general.
Senility perhaps, or are you just interfering for the sake of it?

oops, didn't see Muds post, otherwise I would have left it alone.

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It seems your reading and comprehension is suffering too. It's a shame that you confused "interfering old biddies" with old people in general.
Senility perhaps, or are you just interfering for the sake of it?
Yep, that's me. Old and interfering and obviously senile too.
You just hit a raw nerve that's all.
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Old 30.09.2011, 16:49
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This also reminds me of another story, same country as the spitting woman, where I was downtown shopping one afternoon (and by this time I knew the language) and suddenly heard this woman screeching about someone abusing their child. I turned around and it was this grannie upbraiding a woman for bottle feeding her infant. When I heard the woman speak English, I knew she likely would need some help so I walked over and asked the old lady what the problem was and she was over the moon enraged about this woman, who was I might add a TOURIST, for feeding her baby with a bottle. I rolled my eyes at her and asked who she is to judge and that she should go find some other folks to harass instead of the nice tourists who would like better memories of the city than the batshit crazy old lady who went off on them while minding their own business. The poor woman with the baby was more than a little non-plussed. I apologized and hoped she wouldn't run into a second one during their visit. I had nightmares when I was pregnant that I'd have a similar experience...thankfully I never did. Stuff like that really makes a bad and rather indelible impression.
Well, a few weeks ago an old couple was incredibly 'shocked' (and had to speak loudly and repeatedly about it, looking meaningfully to me) because I was breastfeeding my baby in public, sitting quietly in a corner in my local coffee place. It seems many moons ago women were not exposing themselves just so...

But, to be fair, quite a few other old persons told me that it was cute to see a baby eating this way, and that they were happy the mentalities evolved and mothers don't feel the need to hide to feed anymore...
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Can a mod please do the decent thing and remove the word swiss from the title?
And the word "lady" because men can be bat-shit crazy too. And the word "old" because the aged have no exclusivity on being doolally. And the word "an" because it will make no sense on its own, plus it implies the following description starts with a vowel.
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Re: an old swiss lady

1st- She a bitch not a lady
2nd -She a bitch no lady
3th -Have her report it to the police
4th -She is a big bitch no lady
5th-Use your middle finger in upright position with a closed fist into the bitches face
6th-You have 2 witness
7th -She is a stupid bitch
8th -Just keep on doing what you normally do
9th- Don`t worry about that Big stupid Bitch
10th -
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And the word "lady" because men can be bat-shit crazy too. And the word "old" because the aged have no exclusivity on being doolally. And the word "an" because it will make no sense on its own, plus it implies the following description starts with a vowel.

No no. Please dont take any out, please add
Fat old cow
Heidi loving
Bell lover

This would make it perfect.
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